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(also Scaligeri, della Scala, Scaligerus), an Italian feudal family that ruled in Verona from the 1260’s until 1387.

The rise of the Scaliger family began with Mastino I Scaliger, who became podestà in 1259 and capitano del popolo in 1262. He granted his family the sole right to occupy the latter post, thus establishing a de facto Scaliger tyranny in Verona.

The most important member of the family was Cangrande I, who became joint ruler with his elder brother Alboino in 1308 and then ruled independently from 1311 to 1328. In addition to Verona, he gained power over other cities, including Padua, Vi-cenza, Treviso, Feltre, and Belluno. In the mid-14th century the Scaligers lost most of their holdings, and in 1387 even Verona when the city was seized by the Visconti family, rulers of Milan.

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In this context, Grafton and Weinberg provide particularly intriguing and useful discussion of Casaubon's interaction with Joseph Scaliger. Although they never met in person, the two scholars exchanged letters and engaged in discussion of key academic themes, with many of Scaliger's sensibilities serving as fodder for Casaubon's own approach and conclusions.
The great Christian student of calendars Joseph Scaliger may well have been right to proclaim that most 16th-century Jews believed that their fixed calendar went back to Moses himself.
Dicese que cuando el estrambotico aventurero, de afanes muy diversos Paolo Scaligero (a quien no hay que confundir con el gran filologo Joseph-Juste Scaliger) tenia solo veinte anos proyecto imitar a Pico della Mirandola y fue a Roma con el proposito de defender una coleccion de conclusiones tituladas: De omni re scibili.
Scaliger's Poetices libri septem (1561) acknowledges the significance of Homer hut emphasizes Virgilian artistry and Horatian prescriptions.
Contributors (of which there were fifty-two in the two volumes) wrote in five different languages (including Syriac and Hebrew), and counted among them some of the most illustrious intellectuals in France and Europe: Joseph Scaliger, Henri Estienne, Pierre Pithou, Antoine Loisel, and Guillaume Du Vair.
He initially worked on the polymath Joseph Scaliger, whose De emendatione temporum laid the foundation, in 1583, for all subsequent discussion of the chronology of the ancient world.
Thom's text is sensibly conservative and he endeavours to preserve the reading of the Farnese codex wherever possible, only adopting the more necessary corrections or modifications (hence he follows Wachsmuth in correcting the manuscript's aido to aeido, instead of opting for Ursinus'aeiso in line 6, and prefers Scaliger's pantessi instead to Mosheim's kai pasi for the unmetrical pasi in line 3).
The widely influential renaissance theorists Julius Caesar Scaliger and Jacobus Pontanus argued for a wide variety of subject matter in the epigram?
Into this perplexing mess stepped a remarkable scholar, a Huguenot named Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540-1609).
The Exotericae exercitationes de subtilitate (1557) by Julius Caesar Scaliger was until 1700 one of most cited works in natural philosophy.
Pattison's essay was a review of an edition of Casaubon's diary and a book by Charles Nisard on Scaliger, Lipsius, and Casaubon.